Can I Ship a Parts Car?
Many people like to ship a parts car. Parts cars are often used by mechanics to make sure they have enough stock on hand. They’re common sights at junkyards and auto body shops, and if you’ve ever had to use a parts car you know that you can’t drive them. So when you ship a parts car, it can be even more problematic to get it moved. Many times parts cars are missing key components that help keep the vehicle running. This can cause problems for carriers if they don’t know what’s going on, which is why it’s important to always have the full details of your parts car ready to go when you start searching for quotes.
How easy is it to ship a parts car?
Luckily, its about as hard to ship a parts car as it is any other non-running vehicle, and non-running vehicles are shipped most every day. The biggest problem is finding a carrier that can load it, to be quite honest. Non-running vehicles are a common sight in the auto transportation industry today, and yours will be no exception. Now, if the vehicle doesn’t roll, that can be a problem. But many times parts cars keep their tires so they can be moved around – accessibility is important. So long as your parts car can, at the very least, roll, it shouldn’t be an issue. If it can’t, make sure to tell your agent as it will affect your prices and also carrier availability.
Please note that a parts car should be relatively assembled. Carriers have a much harder time shipping a vehicle that doesn’t have doors or that has a lot of parts strewn about the cab. In fact, you cannot have any loose parts in your vehicle; everything has to be secured. This is for your vehicle’s safety as well as the safety of the driver and other motorists on the road. Most parts cars only need open transportation services as-is, but loose parts can theoretically damage the interior of the vehicle and could theoretically be ejected from the vehicle entirely under rough driving conditions. Be safe – make sure that any parts that are loose are out of the car. You can FedEx them if you need them, or talk to an agent for alternatives. Or you could always reassemble the vehicle before it’s shipped.
So…can I at least get quotes ship a parts car?
You most certainly can. The best part about getting multiple quotes to ship a car is the fact that it’s free. More to the point, you can compare prices and services from top companies if you fill out our free form. Your quotes are generally for open auto transport services. This is often the cheapest and most cost-effective method of transporting a vehicle today, especially if you’re shipping door-to-door. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-384-1253. We have agents standing by who can answer questions and help you get your quotes. You can also fill out our free form and submit it to get quotes emailed to you within minutes.